The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Most Returned Holiday Gifts

Okay, we’ve all been taught that it’s “the thought that counts” when it comes to gift-giving, but that doesn’t stop us from returning unwanted holiday presents for cash, store credit, or other merchandise. Here are the most-returned holiday gifts, as compiled by MarketTools.

  1. Clothing, 62 percent
  2. Toys and games, 16 percent
  3. Electronics, 14 percent
  4. Kitchen and bath products, 13 percent
  5. Cosmetics and beauty products, 10 percent
  6. Jewelry and watches, 10 percent

I guess the moral of the story here is that it’s just better to give cash or gift cards instead and let the recipient choose their own stuff! I don’t know why that sort of gift-giving is frowned upon….